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As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reunited with The Queen for the first time since their controversial decision to quit the monarchy, a new tell-all book is preparing to reveal shocking behind-the-scenes revelations about the divisive rifts that led to the abdication.

The explosive exposé, Royals at War, takes readers inside a riven Buckingham Palace to provide the definitive account of the unfolding abdication crisis of 2020 — dubbed Megxit — during which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, became royal outcasts. 

Through revealing interviews with royal family insiders, friends, aides, historians, royal watchers and others with intimate knowledge of The House of Windsor, this book — from author Dylan Howard — looks back at the events, motives and crises which led to Harry (sixth in line to the throne) dramatically abandoning his birthright — in a move not seen for nearly a century, when King Edward VIII also gave up the crown for the woman he loved as Europe teetered on the brink of fascism and war. Like Edward and Wallis Simpson, the catalyst for the scandal here is also an ambitious American woman.

Howard, bestselling author of Diana: Case Solved and Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales, charts how Meghan’s relationship with Harry was viewed as controversial from the start — and how her brief honeymoon with the British public began to sour shortly after she and Harry announced in November 2018 that they would be leaving Kensington Palace to move to Frogmore Cottage, an hour outside London. 

As senior royals expressed disapproval, the public at first seemed to enjoy the royal spat, with many still supporting Team Meghan — until it emerged that the bill to renovate Frogmore Cottage to Meghan’s lavish expectations would be $3 million — and be picked up by British taxpayers.

Finally, in a move nobody saw coming, Harry announced he was turning his back on the role he had been groomed for since birth — giving up his HRH title, repaying the renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, abandoning his royal duties and leaving Britain for good. Buckingham Palace reeled.

Pre-order your copy of Royals at War, released on April 7, 2020, now! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 9, 2020, but are subject to change.

Howard’s unique access and insight into this constitutional crisis will not only address the tensions and tantrums behind closed palace doors, but seek to answer the questions many are still asking:

• Has Prince Harry ever really recovered from the death of his mother Diana — and the resentment he feels against the institution that tried to destroy her?

• Why did Meghan, once hailed as a breath of fresh air, rile up the monarchy? 

• Why did she refuse to conform to royal conventions in the way that Catherine did before her?

• Did the public and media criticism of Meghan go too far?

• How did these modern royals treat the tabloids differently to tradition? And did it backfire?

• What’s next for Harry and Meghan? And how will they — and the institution they’ve turned their back on — react to their new lives outside the confines of the Palace and free from the strict codes and conventions that bind all members of the Royal Family?

Pre-order your copy of Royals at War, released on April 7, 2020, now! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 9, 2020, but are subject to change.